Introduction

The Research Division of Archaeology promotes extended scientific research into important domestic and international archaeological sites as well as offering research support for unexcavated cultural properties and international exchange projects. Based on current academic research on important archaeological sites, the office has identified the need for cultural asset policies that are appropriate to the restoration and maintenance of cultural relics. For such research support, the office publishes dictionaries and journals, as well as facilitating continuing education and historical site exploration. Furthermore, by proceeding with joint research projects involving archaeological institutions in other countries such as Russia, the office plans to concentrate on restoring a more accurate history of Korea.

HISTORY

June 12, 2008

Changed the name of the Cultural Relic Investigation Research Office to the Research Division of Archaeology (Basic Operational Rule No. 7 of the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage).


April 6, 2006

Formed the cultural heritage investigation group for the Seoul and Gyeonggi-do, and increased the number of positions at the Investigation Office of Relics under anagement.


August 16, 2005

Formed the cultural heritage investigation group for the Seoul and Gyeonggi region, and increased the number of positions at the Investigation Office of Relics under Management.


January 17, 2004

Establishment of regional investigation groups in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do and operation of the Central Cultural Asset Center.


November 22, 1995

Introduction of archaeological exploration technology for the scientific investigation of underground / buried cultural properties.


January 3, 1990

The Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage began systematic investigation of various cultural areas.


September 1, 1988

Establishment of the Cultural Relic Investigation Research Office.


April 17, 1975

The Office of Arts and Crafts placed in charge of research at archaeological sites.


March 9, 1973

Established the Tomb of King Michu, Gyeongju Excavation Research Group and began excavating the Hwangnamdaechong and Cheonmachong Tombs.



Excavation Investigation Image

Excavation Investigation

In carrying out Excavation Investigations and studies of important ruins from the prehistoric and historic periods, the office is attempting to accomplish an accurate restoration of Korean history by presenting reports on site maintenance and restoration as well as research results.


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Surface Investigation

The Surface Investigation project by the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage is aimed at gathering data for a cultural heritage database. Survey results obtained so far from this project have been compiled and published into a CD-ROM series titled National Cultural Heritage Compendium.


Relics Prospecting

The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage is using a geophysical method in order to investigate the internal structure of the underground area in connection with an investigation into buried cultural heritages.


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